As Peer Supporters, it is imperative that we keep ourselves well while helping others on their recovery journey. We also need to recognize the signs that we are not doing well.
Check out the Self-Help Resources on this page. And if you have any to add, email us (email@example.com)
Mental Health America Screening Tools (in English and Spanish)
Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.
View Mental Health Screening Tools
SAMHSA Self-Help Guide
This free self-help guide provides strategies for people living with mental illness and who are in recovery, including what to do about serious symptoms, what questions to ask about medication, and about patient rights.
Recovering Your Mental Health – A Self-Help Guide
National Mental Health Self-Help Clearinghouse
The nation’s first peer-run national technical assistance center! This website provides webinars, topical articles, and more, all focused on peer supporters and their recovery.
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan is a personalized wellness and recovery system born out of and rooted in the principle of self-determination. Workshops and support groups are now forming throughout the state.
Develop a WRAP Wellness Toolbox
A Wellness Toolbox is a listing of things you have done in the past, or could do, to help yourself stay well, and things you could do to help yourself feel better when you are not doing well. Click Here To Get Started!
Self-Help-16 Keys for Good Mental Health. Article by Dr. R. Y. Langham
By following some of these simple suggestions, we can maintain the delicate bio-chemical balance in our minds.
WebMD 10 Relaxation Techniques That Zap Stress Fast
Relax. You deserve it, it’s good for you, and it takes less time than you think. Each of these stress-relieving tips can get you from OMG to om in less than 15 minutes.
10 Relaxation Techniques That Zap Stress Fast
National Empowerment Center
A website full of evidence-based, in-depth technical assistance on peer-delivered services and self-help/recovery methods.
Keeping a Circle of Support
Learn ways to build a strong circle of friends and supporters.
Top 10 Fitness Motivation Tips
Tips to keep you on track and help you train for life.
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NAMI Hearts & Minds
This initiative contains a wealth of information on health topics especially important for people living with mental illness such as smoking, substance abuse, healthy eating, diabetes and heart health.